ALTON ORGAN SOCIETY (Founded 1967) ♬♪𝄞 Updated Thursday 11 July 2024

Alton Organ Society's 2024/2025 Season of Organ Concert
2024 Lunchtime Organ Concerts
Organ Recitals Nationwide

Today (Thursday) St Lawrence Church host the second organ concert in the 2024 Lunchtime Organ Concerts featuring Geoff Willis and Rob Goldfinch. Concert starts at 1.10 pm with refreshments available from 1230. Admission is free with a voluntary retiring collection to cover expenses and donate towards the organ restoration fund. Their programme can be downloaded from here. This is, again, in association with the Alton Arts Festival.On Tuesday we witnessed a most professional performance by Ben Bloor ((Brompton Oratory Church) at St Lawrence Church. Ben's event was also part of the inaugural Alton Arts Festival. Lunchtime organ concerts are free with a retiring voluntary donation towards the organ restoration fund.

The 2024/2025 Season of Organ Concerts have now been confirmed and details are here. If you wish to apply for Season Membership at £60 (equivalent to £7.50 for each of the eight concerts) click here to download an application form..

David Hill MBE organist and International Choral Director, Patron of the Alton Organ Society and currently President of the Royal College of Organists very kindly recorded a CD on the St Lawrence Church, Alton, organ to celebrate 55 years of the Organ Society and to raise funds for the restoration of the Speechly organ. The music was recorded by Herald AV Publications, a specialist recording company, in October 2022. The CD was launched at St Lawrence Church, Alton on Tuesday 4 October 2022. The CD costs £15 of which £3.00 of the purchase price will go towards the organ restoration fund. David's CD was reviewed by Choir & Organ Magazine and copies of that review and Graeme Kay's article on the Society can be seen here. The CD can be purchased from members of the Society Committee, from Resurrection Furniture in Alton and at the Society's Organ Concerts. For further details and purchase of a CD do use the contact page here.

There is a new website that lists national organ concerts (including those held in Alton) and can be viewed here. Please list & Organ Recitals Nationwide among your favourites.